Hometown Favorite Darrin Yarbrough Competes at VCBS IBC Challenge

Hometown Favorite, Longtime Ventura-based musician Darrin Yarbrough and the Shure Thing Band bring their feel-good Countrified-Blues to the Road to Memphis Band Challenge, presented by the Ventura County Blues Society, on Saturday, October 1 at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 Ventura Blvd. in Camarillo. More at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/shure-thing-band-brandor-both-darrin-yarbrough.

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               About…Darrin Yarbrough and the Shure Thing Band

 “I take culture, apparel, and philosophy from the “Good Ole” American West, mix it with late ’60’s, early ’70’s, classic blues-based rock and roll, and arrive at the synthesis of the Shure Thing “Brand,” explains Yarbrough. “The “Brand” is a blend of C.C. Filson garments, Black Angus barbecue, the street smarts of a Harlem Smoothie, fast cars, women, and those (like Moses) that are “Mighty in Words and Deeds.” Adds Yarbrough, “The Shure Thing Brand is reminiscent of Bon Jovi’s lyric, “I’m a cowboy, on a steel horse I ride…wanted, Dead or Alive.”

Shure Thing Band started with Yarbrough’s vision which revisits the late 60’s/early 70’s era of rock n roll and integrates modern technological advances with the “Old-School” musicology of Blues Masters like Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, BB King, Johnny Winter, Stevie Ray Vaughn; and rock icons, such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Page, Kurt Cobain, and John Squire. “I do not categorize musicians by terms, such as “good,” or “better,”, but rather as, synonymous, or juxtaposed, with my own feelings or interpretations,” says Yarbrough. “Categorical imperatives, used to catalog my selections, are characterized by the term, “Electric Gypsies,” which, I define by the way these artists make me feel when I hear them play. I want to revisit experiences stemming from the counter-cultural renaissance, and integrate the best of those times with the modern technological advances in musical recording, instrumentation, and sounds of today.”

Yarbrough maintains an ongoing involvement with the Saturday Night Bath Band, who educate and help disadvanted youth by presenting educational concerts in Continuation High Schools and Juvenile Detention Centers throughout LA County.

Yarbrough – once offered a Music Publishing contract by the legendary Don Casale (who engineered Iron Butterfly’s Platinum record “Inna Gadda Davita) – is presently recording in West Hills, Calif. with noted former MCA Records producer Mark Keefer (Tiffany). The two men are friends and have worked together for over twenty-five years.

“Jesus Hear Me Crying” by Darrin Yarbrough


          

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